Travel

According to the CIA World Fact Book (December 2016), there are 195 "independent countries" but a total of 267 "world entities" thanks to territories like Guam, Puerto Rico, etc.  Ironically the world itself is considered one of the "world entities" as are each of the five oceans. Therefore, we've been to 45% of the world's countries and 42% of world entities.

Click the camera icons below to see photos from recent major trips.

     INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES Both
of us
Pam
only
Lester
only
Most
recently:
1  Antigua x     2011
2  Argentina x     1999
3  Australia  x     2009
4  Austria x     1985
5  Bahamas x     1995
6  Belgium x     2008
7  Belize x     2010
8  Bolivia x     1999
9  Botswana     x 1978
10  Brazil x     1999
11  Bulgaria  x     2007
12  Cambodia  x     2006
13  Canada  x     2014
14  Cayman Islands x     2010
15  Chile x     1999
16  China x     1994
17  Czech Republic x     1996
18  Denmark x     1997
19  Dominica x     2001
20  Egypt x     1994
21  Estonia x     2009
22  Ethiopia     x 2015
23  Fiji  x     2009
24  Finland x     1997
25  France x     2005
26  Germany x     2016
27  Greece x     1994
28  Grenada x     2011
29  Guatemala x     2015
30  Honduras x     2010
31  Hungary  x     2007
32  Iceland x     1996
33  India x     1994
34  Ireland x     2011
35  Israel x     1994
36  Italy x     2009
37  Japan x     2008
38  Jordan x     1994
39  Kenya x     1993
40  Korea, Republic of (South) x     2008
41  Laos  x     2006
42  Latvia x     2009
43  Liechtenstein   x   1985
44  Lithuania x     2009
45  Luxembourg   x   2002
46  Madagascar x     2012
47  Malaysia x     2008
48  Mauritius x     2012
49  Mexico x     2014
50  Monaco x     2005
51  Morocco   x   2000
52  Namibia     x 1974
53  Nepal x     1994
54  Netherlands x     2002
55  New Zealand  x     2009
56  Nicaragua   x   2007
57  Norway x     1997
58  Palau x     1996
59  Paraguay x     1999
60  Peru x     1999
61  Poland x     1996
62  Portugal x     2001
63  Romania  x     2007
64  Russia x     1994
65  Saint Kitts and Nevis x     2001
66  Saudi Arabia  x     2014
67  Serbia  x     2014
68  Seychelles x     2012
69  Singapore x     2008
70  Slovenia     x 2003
71  South Africa x     2012 
72  Spain x     2004
73  Sri Lanka  x     2004
74  Sweden x     2008
75  Switzerland   x   1985
76  St. Lucia x     2011
77  Thailand  x     2004
78  Tonga x     1994
79  Turkey  x     2007
80  United Arab Emirates (Dubai) x     2012
81  United Kingdom x     2008
82  United States of America x     2011
83  Uruguay x     1999
84  Vatican City (Holy See) x     2009
85  Viet Nam  x     2006
86  Zambia x     1993
87  Zimbabwe x     1993
           
    TERRITORIES        
88  Easter Island-Rapa Nui (Chile)  x     2009
89  Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)  x     2009
90  Guam (U.S.A.) x     1996
91  Guernsey (U.K.) x     2011
92  Hong Kong (China) x     1994
93  Ireland, Northern (Ulster) x     2011
94  Isle of Man x     2011
95  Jersey x     2011
96  Las Palmas (Canary Isl's, Spain) x     2000
97  Madeira (Portugal) x     2000
98  Puerto Rico (U.S.A.) x     2011
99    Scotland (U.K.) x     2011
100  St. Maartens (Netherlands) x     2001
101  Taiwan (China) x     2008
102  Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) x     2000
103  Tortola (British Virgin Islands) x     2001
104  U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Croix &
 St. Thomas)
x     2011
105    Wales (U.K.) x     2011

Still on our "to see" list:

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antarctica
Armenia
Aruba
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Brunei
Burkina Faso
Burma
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Rep
Chad
Christmas Island
Cocos Islands
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Cote d'Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
East Timor
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Gabon
Gambia, The
Georgia
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greenland
Guadeloupe
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Jamaica
Kazakhstan
Kiribati
Kyrgyzstan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Macau
Macedonia
Malawi
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mayotte
Micronesia
Moldova
Mongolia
Montserrat
Mozambique
Nauru
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
Niger
Nigeria
Niue
Norfolk Island
North Korea
Northern Mariana Isl.
Oman
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Pitcairn Islands
Qatar
Reunion
Rwanda
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome & Principe
Senegal
Slovakia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
St Helena
St Pierre & Miquelon
St Vincent & Grenadines
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Togo
Tokelau
Trinidad &Tobago
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Turks & Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Wallis & Futuna
Western Sahara
Yemen